PHOTOGRAPH BY ELISE Sinagra
Be careful—the curry chicken salad sandwich served on fresh ciabatta bread is addictive at this cozy throwback tucked into an old gas station. Bacon aficionados will love the Bridge, a toothsome, hearty BLT, while crustacean lovers will want to try Under the Bridge, a jumbo lump crab cake topped with spicy mayo.
1 Holly St., Gloucester, 978-283-2417, willowrest.com
Port City Sandwich Co.
From the spicy jerk chicken wrap to grilled sandwiches like the Newbury, piled high with roast beef, turkey, and Swiss cheese, this shop tucked along the waterfront never fails to please.
40R Merrimac St., Suite 102E, Newburyport, 978-358-8628, portcitysandwichco.com